Emeritus Professor Edith Marion (Marion) Jones of Northpark has been appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours for services to education.
Professor Jones has contributed to education in New Zealand and internationally for 40 years.
She was the Associate Dean, Postgraduate of the Faculty of Health and Environmental Studies, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) between 2001 and 2011, where she implemented the Master of Health Science across multiple majors and the Doctor of Health Science to all registered health professionals.
Professor Jones previously helped implement the new AUT Bachelor of Health Science and the integration of disciplines to better equip those undertaking the degree.
She was Dean of the Graduate Research School at AUT between 2011 and 2020, serving as the establishment lead overseeing masters and doctoral programmes.
She was instrumental in the development and implementation of AUT’s Higher Doctorate programme and has audited and reviewed for several educational institutions.
She was instrumental in the establishment of the National Centre for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) in 2009 and has served as director since.
Through IPECP she has collaborated with international professionals, educators, researchers and practitioners and has been a founding member and New Zealand representative of Interprofessional Global since 2018.
Professor Jones has been a global contributor to the development of interprofessional education, as an author, keynote speaker and member of the steering committee that established the International Federation of Perioperative Nursing.